Atom comes with a build-in package manager APM. APM lets you install/create packages/plugins/themes for Atom. Atom recently added official
.deb packages for Debian that can be installed on Debian or Debian based Linux distributions.
Downloading Atom official
.deb package using
curl -# -L -O https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v0.139.0/atom-amd64.deb
Unpacking and installing Atom on Debian/Ubuntu.
sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb
You can launch Atom from terminal.
If you want to launch Atom with a specific directory open as project enter the command below in the prefered directory.